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MARCO RUBIO

Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Florida Republicans cautious in responding to new immigration restrictions

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — Leading Florida Republicans cautiously responded to President Donald Trump's immigration restrictions, agreeing largely that more screening is required while expressing discomfort with the scope of the actions that have triggered worldwide outcry.

      Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, listens to a reporter's question after a Senate Foreign Relations committee business meeting on the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State on Monday, Jan. 23 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    2. Sen. Marco Rubio seeks new path in Donald Trump's D.C.

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — The news photographers rushed to the front of the room, jutting their lenses at Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Colleagues on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chuckled at the spectacle, which Rubio built up over weeks, ensuring a return to the national spotlight.

      Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, listens to a reporter's question after a Senate Foreign Relations committee business meeting on the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State on Monday, Jan. 23 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    3. Patrick Murphy's Cuba connection

      Blogs

      During two U.S. Senate debates last month against Republican incumbent Marco Rubio, Democrat Patrick Murphy answered questions about Cuba policy by revealing a little-known detail about his personal life.

      Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter
    4. New Q poll: Rubio 'appears to be pulling away' from Murphy; incumbent has 6-point lead

      Blogs

      The latest poll from Quinnipiac University has Republican incumbent Marco Rubio up 6 points over Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy in Florida's U.S. Senate race.

      Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy
    5. Looking confident, Marco Rubio votes early — for himself and, apparently, for Donald Trump

      Blogs

      After voting early Monday, Marco Rubio fielded questions about how he voted for president, for U.S. Senate, for Miami-Dade County mayor and for two Florida constitutional amendments.

      Marco Rubio greets supporters at West Miami City Hall, where he voted early for the Nov. 8 election.
    6. Mock website by Rubio trolls Murphy for withholding tax returns

      Blogs

      Marco Rubio is doubling down on his call for his Democratic challenger, Patrick Murphy, to release his tax returns, and Rubio's campaign …

      Marco Rubio's campaign launched MurphyTaxReturns.com on Monday morning, a mock website to highlight Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy's refusal to release his.
    7. Two polls released Sunday show Marco Rubio with widening lead over Patrick Murphy

      Blogs

      Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio could be widening what was recently a narrow lead over Democrat Patrick Murphy, according to two new statewide polls released Sunday.

      Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, left, and Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio face off in their second of two debates Oct. 26 at Broward College.
    8. Patrick Murphy sold stock in family company to cover last-minute $1M campaign loan

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      Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy says he sold personal stock in his family's construction company, Miami-based Coastal Construction Group, in order to afford a recent $1 million loan to his campaign.

      Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter
    9. Marco Rubio says Patrick Murphy 'should release his tax returns' after personal loan

      Blogs

      Ten days before voters decide Florida's U.S. Senate race, Republican incumbent Marco Rubio is calling on his Democratic challenger to release his tax returns.

    10. Pro-Murphy super PAC uses new cash to recycle attack ad on Rubio

      Blogs

      Flush with fresh cash from national Democrats and other donors, a super PAC supporting Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is re-airing an attack ad in Miami …

      A pro-Patrick Murphy super PAC is re-airing a Democratic attack ad against Marco Rubio.